A special event that includes a reading of the new comedy “Birder” by Julie Marie Myatt and a guided bird walk in the gardens of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) will be presented by Center Theatre Group under its DouglasPlus programming and NHM on April 6 at 7 p.m.
“Birder,” which is directed by Dan Bonnell, follows an accountant who, upon the discovery of a house finch nesting outside his home in Los Feliz, finds himself forced to question his most basic assumptions about what it means to be a father, husband and breadwinner. “Birder” is a play about birds, silence and finding both terror and solace in Los Angeles’ unique urban ecology.
Audience members can arrive at 6:20 p.m. to participate in a docent-led bird walk. There will also be a meet the artists reception following the reading.
The event is free, and reservations can be made at nhm.org/birder for both the reading and the bird walk. NHM is located at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking is free.